(Closed) How much time PRIOR to the wedding did/will you take off of work?

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: How much time prior to the wedding did you/will you take off of work?

    More than 1 work week

    1 work week

    4 days

    3 days

    2 days

    1 day

    None, I worked the day before (haha I am interested to see if anyone pulled this off)

  • Post # 47
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I had a total of 4 days off before we flew out for our destination wedding & those days definitely came in handy for last minute preparations & packing!

    Post # 48
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    …I worked the morning of my wedding.  I slept at my parent’s house, Mom woke me up and we headed in for a half day.  Since I was leaving the day after for our honeymoon in Fiji, I had to get some things done…it wasn’t a big deal…I mean….I just needed to shower and get ready so yeah…

    Post # 49
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    My wedding was on a Sunday, and I worked that Friday until between 12-2 (whatever time I usually got off work). I didn’t really have a rehearsal dinner as we just did a quick run through of the ceremony on the Saturday morning (only possible time and took about 10 mins). I didn’t really have any last minutes touches to complete or anyone to pick up from the airport or anything. All I had to do on that Saturday was get my nails done and that was it.

    Oh, the anxiety of just waiting for that Saturday to end. I couldn’t handle that.

    Post # 50
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Wedding Sunday, Holiday Monday.  I took Thursday and Friday off – I had planned just Friday but had a lot to do since the wedding was 2 hours away in my hometown and a lot of people were in town.  Went back to work on Tuesday and our honeymoon was a few months later. 

    Post # 51
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    i’m a nurse and only work 3 days/wk, soo technically i took one day off (someone picked up a shift for me & i only worked sun and mon of my wedding week).  i had tues-fri off before the wedding.  i honestly don’t think i needed that much time off (i didn’t really have much left to do).  2 days would have been fine

    Post # 52
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: February 2017

    we’re several years away from our date but planning on working upto the day before we fly. as we have to be in the particular place for 3 working days before the ceremony so it’s legal i suppose you could argue 3 days. if things aren’t organised by the few days before they probably never will be so here’s hoping good forward planning pays off 🙂

    Post # 53
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Ilovewine:  My wedding is the Saturday after yours and I’m just taking off Friday.  It can be done.  

    Post # 55
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My wedding is Sunday and I’m taking that Friday off. I’m so anal about this whole thing though that I was more or less ready to go 5 months ago, so one day should be enough to get things done, with Saturday as a last minute planning day if necessary.

    Post # 56
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

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    @Ilovewine:  Oh I have 3 children and she is my youngest. The other 2 are (were) 4 and 6 and my 4 year old son is autistic. Yes I need a whole wedding DO OVER! Does anyone know how to get in touch with that I DO OVER show? lol

    Post # 57
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    About a week and a half!  I’m a teacher though, so I just planned my wedding for after school gets out for summer 🙂

    Post # 58
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Our wedding is on a Friday. It’s also out of state, 8-9 hours drive. So, we plan to take 3 days – one day to drive, and 2 days to do last-minute in-person stuff that we can’t take care of earlier because we don’t live there (hello marriage license!) and the rehearsal/greeting Out of Town guests. 

    If the wedding was where we lived, I’d probably only take 1 day off before the wedding, because I’d be more able to do things in advance.

    Post # 59
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Ilovewine:  Unfortunately for me, I won’t be taking any time off before work because I just started this new job July 1 and my wedding is Sept 14. Luckily, Fiance works from home so whatever little errands need to be done he can take care of them. We are also trying to get as much done as possible on the weekends.

    But we won’t have much to do, so I am not really worried about needing the time off. I am planning on getting my nails done the day before the wedding so they are nice a fresh. Whatever deposits are left to be done will be done two weeks prior, and Fiance and I will be dropping off our favors with the catering hall a day or two before the wedding. So its not a lot to do

    Post # 60
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Ilovewine:  FH and I have an unusual situation, we live on the other side of the world from our families and our wedding venue, so we took off nine days before the wedding to allow us time to fly home, overcome jet lag (four days in I am aaaalmost there, feeling much better today) and take care of the many last minute local things that need doing. We will visit with family for a few days after and then fly back and have a few days off before starting work again. (I’m a little anxious about that now actually, seeing how long it took me to feel like a person again on this trip!)

    But even if I were getting married near where I live, I’d want to take off at least a few days before… man, I can’t imagine working the day before!!

    Post # 61
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Im taking a whole month off for wedding prep and honey moon. My wedding is out of the States and im foryunately enough to have a job that let me take off thst much every year

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